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More African Americans headed to Congress

There are 44 African American members of Congress. Next year, five more are expected to join them, bringing the total to 49. That will represent the highest number of Blacks in Congress in American history. But will it make a ...

Two faces of racism guided by misguided attitudes

What was Alessandra Stanley, the longtime television critic of The New York Times, thinking that caused her in that now-infamous article to mis-label Shonda Rhimes, the television-hit maker, as the paragon of the “Angry Black Woman” and traffic in the ...

Breaking White silence on racism – Challenging oppression

On Sept. 15, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka did something quite fascinating. He spoke to a labor audience in St. Louis about race and racism

Small Black businesses

Most Black owned-business in Dallas are small, but they provide important services to the community and are vital for the community’s survival

NFL still dropping the ball

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has finally emerged from his self-imposed witness protection program, held a press conference, and even attended a football game Sunday.

MOM helps with grieving, recovery

While many people are preparing for the fall season and anticipating the kickoff of the State Fair of Texas, others are reflecting upon a difficult time in their lives

The New York Times schooled on Adrian Peterson

“Adrian Peterson Indicted” reads The New York Times online story by Steve Eder and Pat Borziof, Sept. 12.

Delivered gifts: A half-century of answered prayers

When my mother Thelma Williams first discovered that my older brother Gerald Williams was suffering from a mental illness two years after his birth she began praying and never stopped.

The boldness of the Congressional Black Caucus – then and now

Too often people who have experienced and endured long-term oppression and suffering take for granted some of the socioeconomic and political indicators of progress. In other words, it is important periodically to assess both the setbacks and the gains that ...

Blacks and jury duty

Thursday night Friendship-West Community Baptist Church hosted a town hall meeting with Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins, Police Chief David Brown and Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez.

NFL domestic abusers get tap on wrist

The NFL – which has been referred to as everything from the National Felons League to, in the cases of players,

Racism is not a card game or a mind game

Whenever someone accuses an African American of playing the “race card,” I cringe.

The lessons of Ferguson: Economic inequality

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Wealth, income inequalities hurt US economic recovery

Amid stagnant wages, nagging underemployment and unemployment, many families continue to struggle with their finances. Some may even have wondered: “Will we ever make financial headway?”

Let’s talk about who is selling out the Black community

I recently saw a video where an unseen person was heard telling Jackson that he wasn’t needed in St. Louis, and where had Jackson been before all this took place.